Welcome to today's episode where we are looking at our cleaning supplies!! In my video, we look at 3 very common household cleaners and read the labels!! (Or so we try)
Pretty frustrating to try and make sense of these labels, isn't it? Shouldn't we know more?
Here are my top chemicals to avoid:
- 2-butoxyethanol - a toxin found in store bought household cleaning products. It is known to cause sore throats, narcosis, and severe liver and kidney damage.
- Phthalates - a toxin found in many household products. It has been banned from children's toys, but still allowed into our household cleansing products. It is known to be an endocrine disruptorm and very hard for the body to break down when used consistently.
- Chlorine - a toxin found in toilet bowl cleaners, scouring powders, mildew removers and water. It is a known respiratory irritant, skin irritant and serious thyroid disruptor.
When we use products with chemicals like these in them daily, the toxins build up and accumulate within our bodies - a process called "bioaccumulation". It simply means that the more we expose ourselves, the harder it is for our bodies to break them down. The build up can cause minor and major health issues, from headaches to hormone disruptions, organ damage and even cancer. Did you know that the number 2 cause of death in the United States is cancer? 1,620 people a day die of cancer. The American Cancer Society says only 5-10% of all cancer cases are from gene defects. That means our diet, physical activity and chemical exposure, which are under OUR control, play a huge role!! I know these are intense facts to swallow, but knowledge is power!!
Everything we do either fights disease or contributes to it. It's not just about the food you eat and how much exercise you get that contributes to a healthy life. Yes, both are important, but what you may not realize is what you put on your body, and breathe in your home matters just as much, if not more!! Did you know that air you breathe in your home can be anywhere from 5-10 times more polluted than outside air?
Would you agree that living a more chemical free life is important for you and your family's health?
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Let me know if you have topics you'd like me to address!! I'd love your feedback! What surprised you most about our Household Cleaning Supplies??